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Brian Smith – (Watercolour & Acrylic)

www.briansmithartist.com
  • Very popular Artist Tutor currently based in Cumbria
  • Works primarily in Watercolour and also Acrylic, focusing on People and Architecture
  • Had a career of 25 years as a Freelance Illustrator in London,
    Then 14 years running a residential painting school
  • Lived in the Balearics for 6 years before returning to the UK
  • Exhibits widely
  • Watch out also for POP UP courses with Brian throughout the year – these will be promoted by our monthly email newsletter – subscribe here

“The simple materials of paper, paint and water give such pleasure when you let them play.” BS
Brian’s Day Watercolour Workshop courses are very popular, and we usually try to organise them so there are two or three in a row, so those who wish to can make a Residential out of them.

FEEDBACK FOLLOWING BRIAN’S COURSES:
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“Really enjoyed the course. Brian was a great tutor & gave lots of useful info.”
“Friendly, helpful tutor, very patient!”
“More Brian please – he is the best art tutor I have ever come across for my needs.”
“Brian makes me feel like I can actually paint. And I am able to now in an uncomplicated way with much better results than I had before. I enjoyed his class so much.”
“Never felt I could do it until now!”
“I have gained confidence that I can paint something worthwhile. Thank you.”

 

Upcoming Courses

May 2017

STEP BY STEP PEOPLE IN PAINTINGS – WATERCOLOUR DAY

May 4th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Depicting people in Watercolour can be a challenge and is best approached with a certain attitude and time proven techniques. Brian is an award winning artist who has published instructional articles in Leisure Painter and New Artist. His work has also been featured in the Artist and International Artist magazines. One of a series of watercolour workshops by Brian which are open to all abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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June 2017

KEEP THINGS SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE – ACRYLIC DAY

June 26th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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A short workshop on the theme of ‘Indicate Do Not State’ i.e. try not to compete with the camera, too much detail is not always a good thing. Have courage that less is more. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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CREATE MOOD, LIFE AND ATMOSPHERE – ACRYLIC DAY

June 27th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Simplified shapes, warm and cool pigments, light and shadow all help to emphasise detail where necessary. Quick exercises will develop your skills and open your eyes to many options. A day full of learning and pushing your boundaries. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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July 2017

LET THE PIGMENTS PLAY – WATERCOLOUR DAY

July 26th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Avoid pallet mixing wherever possible. Wet paper, dry paper, thick or thin pigment, detail or suggestion, options are endless, boundaries limitless. Be prepared to stretch and push to achieve a varied responsive result. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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September 2017

IT’S ONLY A PIECE OF PAPER – WATERCOLOUR DAY

September 26th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Minimal line work to create focus. Warm or cool colour, when and where to use it. Implied rather than stated. Tonal values are important to emphasise your point. Draw the viewer into your subject to explain your intention. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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SMALL IS BEST QUICK & FAST – WATERCOLOUR DAY

September 27th at 10:00 to 17:00
Higham Hall College, Bassenthwaite Lake
Cockermouth, Cumbria CA13 9SH United Kingdom
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Produce a series of small watercolour exercises to develop your skill level and show you lots of different alternatives which can be achieved in a short period of time. Create single colour exercises through to full colour images. Be stretched and enjoy the journey. All abilities. Brian Smith (Cumbria www.highamhall.com/brian-smith) £62 includes lunch & refreshments

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